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Last year, a colleague asked me if there was an organization of POW Museums so he could get some input on organizing his collection as he split it off from a larger museum into a separate building. Unfortunately, there is no such network and all of the POW museums I have found worked independently, not knowing about other such local museums. This is my response, a listing of the Military and POW collections and Museums I've found in the course of my research with contact information so they can better network to share ideas about each of their museums and collections.

Arizona Historical Society Museum, Papago Park, AZ -
Benton County Historical Museum, 1101 Main St., Philomath, OR:
Brigham City Museum, 24 N 300 W., Brigham City, UT
Bureau of Land Management, Needles, CA:
California Military Museum,, aka the California State Military Museum, 28th and B streets, Sacramento, CA.
Camp Aliceville -
Camp Atterbury POW Chapel -
Camp Hearne Museum –
Camp Opelika –
Camp Roberts Historical Museum, Bldg. 114 Camp Roberts, CA  93451-5000 (12 miles north of Paso Robles, CA):
Camp Ruston –
Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum –
Camp White Military Museum located in the VA SORCC facility in White City, OR
Deschutes County Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend, OR 97703:
Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI has display on WWII POWs in the area orchards
Douglas WWII POW Camp Museum: 115 Riverbend Dr., Douglas, WY 82633-9139, index.php/activities-amenities-camp-douglas/museum-camp-douglas-officers-club
Drew County Museum, Monticello, AR has a display on WWII POWs at Camp Monticello.
Dubois Museum – 909 W. Ramshorn St., Dubois, WY 82513,
Eastern California Museum, Lone Pine, CA:
Farragut State Park, 13550 E.Hwy 54, Athol, ID, 83801,
Fort Douglas -
Fort George G. Meade Museum -
Fort Leonard Wood Museum -
Fort Lewis Military Museum:, the museum is accessible to the public without a visitor’s pass. To gain access, please follow the instructions as follows: 1) Take Exit 119 off of I-5 2) Turn right onto Dupont-Steilacoom Rd 3) Turn right at the gate (first right beyond small commercial area and hotel) and follow the gravel road up to the parking lot. 4) Park in the parking lot and call the museum by cell phone at 253-967-7206. 5) You will be escorted through the gate to the museum on foot.
Fort Missoula Historical Museum –
Gem County Museum, 501 E. First St., Emmett, ID 83617
Hill Aerospace Museum, Roy, UT
March Field Air Museum, Riverside, CA -
McFarland State Historic Park -
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, Camp Shelby, MS -
Mississippi History Now –
Mountain Empire Historical Society and Stone Museum, Campo, CA:
Oregon Historical Society Davies Family Research Library, Portland, OR 97205 has eighty-one photos from the U.S. Army Signal Corps in their archives.
Orem Heritage Museum, Orem, UT
Palm Springs Air Museum, Palm Springs, CA:
General George S. Patton Memorial Museum, Chiriaco Summit, CA:
Salina Camp CCC/POW Museum, 700 Main St., Salina, UT, 84654
San Diego Historical Society, San Diego, CA at
Traces –
Tracy Historical Museum, 1141 Adams St., Tracy, CA
Utah State Historical Society Museum, 300 Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT
Warren AFB Museum:
Weber State University, Stewart Library, Special Collections Exhibits, “Prisoners of War in Ogden” -
Wright Museum of World War II, Wolfeboro, NH,
Wyoming State Archives:

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Military Cemeteries
Prisoners of War

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